Find homes at auction near you in Metro Atlanta and the rest of the state of Georgia. These are free public auctions with most listings available for viewing online.
The websites below are city and county governments that list their foreclosed real estate for upcoming auctions. These include Georgia tax sales, sheriff sales, surplus auctions, and more. Many of the auctions these days are held online, but a few locations will still hold auctions in person.
Tax Sales in Georgia
Exercise caution when choosing on a property to bid on in a tax sale auction. Take note of any stipulations and the condition of the property, if available. Be aware that in tax lien sales (not to be confused with tax deed sales) there is a redemption period after the auction that is afforded to the owner that was delinquent on taxes. Tax sales in particular are for tax liens and not the actual properties. After winning the bid, and the redemption period has passed, the deed for the property must subsequently be pursued in court.
Find Foreclosures and Tax Sales in Georgia
Chatham County – Ex-Officio Sheriff’s Deed Sales Tax sales are held in front of the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00am – Savannah, Ga 31405
Cobb County Georgia Sheriff Sales Marietta, Ga 30008
Cobb County Georgia Tax Sales Tax sales are held the first Tuesday of each month on the steps of the Superior Courthouse at Flournoy Park between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m – Marietta, GA 30090
Dekalb County Georgia – Marshal’s Sales Marshal’s Sales are the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00am – The sale takes place in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse Decatur, Ga 30030
Gwinnett County – Tax Liens & Tax Sales – Lawrenceville, GA Registration [PDF] Lawrenceville / Buford, Ga
Henry County – Judicial-in-rem Tax Sales – McDonough, Ga (Sales on First Tuesday of the Month) Tax Sale List [PDF]
Newton County Georgia – County Surplus Property Online Auction Covington, GA 30014
Walton County – Sheriff’s Office Auction Monroe, GA 30655
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the auction and also any properties that you are interested in bidding on. Use online resources to search the sale history and for any other liens.
The tax sale purchaser receives a tax deed to the property. However, they cannot take immediate possession of the property, make any improvements to the property, evict any tenants or move onto the property.
Georgia law allows the property owner or anyone with any right, title or interest in the property to repurchase (redeem) the Tax Deed. Until the right of redemption has been foreclosed or the title has ripened by prescription, a tax deed has the same force and effect as a lien.
Contact the auction location you wish to visit to verify eligibility and what documentation will be required.